Andreas Engström <email@example.com> writes:
Is there any proof for some built-in preference in = our brains to make distinctions between separate colours at specific (as it seems, = rather arbitrary) wavelengths
Well, I might be referencing the wrong book here, but I seem to remember that _Women, Fire and Dangerous Things_ (what cetegories reveal about the mind) had something to say about colours, and the language we use to describe them (is that right Eva?). If I remember correctly, George Lakoff was making a point about how, even though different cultures divide the spectrum differently, the same "examplar" colours (those colours which are the "best" example of each colour category) are universal, and basically depend only on the physical hardware of our eyes.
 "examplar" is not the word he used, he had a specialized term denoting that phenomena for categories. Damned if I can remember what that term was...